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Episcopal Church expected to OK liturgy for same-sex couples
LA Times ^ | July 5 2012 | Laura J Nelson

Posted on 07/05/2012 5:49:31 PM PDT by scottjewell

Sixteen years after allowing gays and lesbians to become priests, the Episcopal Church appears poised to introduce a rite that would specifically bless the unions of same-sex couples.

If the liturgy is approved, which is expected, Episcopalians will become the first major denomination to endorse such a ritual for homosexual couples.

On its face, the blessing seems similar to that of a marriage rite -- including “I do,” “we have gathered together today” and an exchange of rings. Notably absent are the words “husband,” “wife” and “marriage.”

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ecusa; homosexualagenda; religiousleft; samesexmarriage

1 posted on 07/05/2012 5:49:46 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

What did you really expect from a schism that was founded by a man who would murdered/divorced multiple women for not bearing sons.


2 posted on 07/05/2012 5:52:50 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: aberaussie; Aeronaut; aliquando; AlternateViewpoint; AnalogReigns; Archie Bunker on steroids; ...
The Episcopal Church became a "Full Communion Partner" with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America through the agreement "Called to Common Mission" which was adopted by the ELCA in 2001.

Therefore:



Lutheran (EL C S*A) Ping!

* as of August 19, AD 2009, a liberal protestant SECT, not part of the holy, catholic and apostolic CHURCH.

Be rooted in Christ!

3 posted on 07/05/2012 6:03:02 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: rwilson99

I’m so glad I left that pig pen of a church. What a travesty of God’s word.


4 posted on 07/05/2012 6:06:23 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Boiling tea makes it stronger. I'm a Tea Party Patriot...and I AM BOILING!!!)
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To: scottjewell

Both in the Catholic and Episcopal ceremonies of marriage, the central and essential action is the giving of the ring, or exchange of rings, together with the words, “With this ring, I thee wed, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, Amen” (wording from the Book of Common Prayer, but essentially the same as the Catholic rite).

The writer of this article evidently didn’t think to mention whether or not THOSE words are used in this new “marriage” service.


5 posted on 07/05/2012 6:06:32 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Have been trying to read an article called “The Death of Protestant America” on First Things site, but it keeps giving a malware warning....darn.


6 posted on 07/05/2012 6:08:56 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

I had the same issue. I got a nasty virus trying to click through a warning like that...I learned my lesson the hard way.
Will wait a day or so.


7 posted on 07/05/2012 6:14:22 PM PDT by BlueCat
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To: scottjewell

Baptized and confirmed an Episcopalian, but the Episcopal Church left me, and I have broken ties. Now consider myself a conservative, Bible-believing Anglican.


8 posted on 07/05/2012 6:17:21 PM PDT by twister881
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To: scottjewell

A Church of God that is in touch with the Bible cannot approve of same sex marriage: Therefore Etc.Etc.

They are not a Church any more than Scientologists are.


9 posted on 07/05/2012 6:21:22 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: twister881
http://anglicanchurch.net
10 posted on 07/05/2012 6:30:04 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: twister881

“Baptized and confirmed an Episcopalian, but the Episcopal Church left me”
_________________________________________

The same for me, and I was the senior warden of the oldest Episcopal church in west Tennessee (1832).


11 posted on 07/05/2012 6:36:44 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: scottjewell

Sadly, the decline continues.


12 posted on 07/05/2012 6:40:42 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: scottjewell; Sirius Lee; lilycicero; MaryLou1; glock rocks; JPG; Monkey Face; RIghtwardHo; ...
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Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.


13 posted on 07/05/2012 6:42:15 PM PDT by narses
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To: scottjewell
“For some people, it's going to be troubling,” Bennison told the Inquirer.
“For others, it's going to be thrilling.”

*************

I wonder...
....if they wonder how God Almighty feels about it...??

Doubt it...

14 posted on 07/05/2012 6:46:23 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: scottjewell
More information here, including links to the proposed ceremonies:

http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2012/03/08/liturgy-commission-releases-proposed-same-gender-blessing-rite

15 posted on 07/05/2012 7:07:29 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: scottjewell

How long until I find it in the Book of Common Prayer?


16 posted on 07/05/2012 7:09:05 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: twister881

Have you checked into the Anglican Mission in the Americas? It was started by the African Anglican church to be a mission back to the Americas. It is a very fundamental Anglican church filling the void the Episcopal church has left with its move leftward.


17 posted on 07/05/2012 7:14:03 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Wings-n-Wind

“...Bennison told the Inquirer”

I thought Bennison lost his bishop’s title for covering up his brother’s (a priest) escapades a few years ago.


18 posted on 07/05/2012 8:15:11 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: lightman
The Ichabod Lutheran Church in America will probably be dutifully following suit any day now.

19 posted on 07/06/2012 5:12:18 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: lightman

As I recall, the “bishop” of our synod just before I left the ELCA wanted to “bless” same-sex “unions”, and maybe did so under the table. This was back in 2008. So this is coming to a synod/parish near you if you’re in the ELCA.

The Church cannot bless what God does not bless!!!!


20 posted on 07/06/2012 6:06:41 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Honorary Serb; lightman; SmithL
And the ILCA had abundant warnings before it descended into its latest world-appeasing apostasy.
21 posted on 07/06/2012 7:01:10 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

It is no secret that some in the ELCA viewed the CCM agrement as a back door way (yeah, bad pun) of gaining entry (ooo, another bad pun!) for the homosexualists.

They did a lot of back pedaling after the elevation of Gene Robinson and began to state that “our roster is our roster” but....


22 posted on 07/06/2012 7:29:41 AM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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